Zellis partners with Yodel to deliver end-to-end colleague background checking service

Zellis’s complete solution combines technology and service to drive process efficiency, cost-effectiveness and employee satisfaction for Yodel’s HR operations team 

Zellis, the market-leading provider of payroll and HR solutions, is delighted to partner with Yodel to provide a complete colleague background checking service, enabling the parcel delivery company to quickly hire and verify thousands of roles across the UK.  

Handling more than 160 million parcels every year, Yodel is one of the country’s largest delivery services. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yodel has experienced a significant increase in order volumes, and continues to hire both employed and self-employed courier delivery drivers. To help improve the speed, reliability and cost-effectiveness of Yodel’s HR operations, Zellis will co-ordinate the end-to-end colleague screening cycle, conducting all relevant background checks, liaising with candidates, handling queries, and reporting to management and suppliers through its software.  

Zellis’s dedicated background checking software integrates easily with Yodel’s existing IT systems, unlocking automation opportunities to eliminate the costly administrative burden faced by the HR department. In particular, the integration with Yodel’s applicant tracking system (ATS) will further accelerate time-to-hire, reduce data entry errors, and improve visibility into the progress of individual applicants. Streamlining these processes will also create a stronger experience for all resource types, ensuring they can begin working without unnecessary delay. 

Rick Southwood, Director of Operational Services at Yodel, said: “At Yodel, we have a varied workforce of both permanent and contingent courier and delivery drivers, which makes it so important to run an agile and efficient HR operation. Background checking is a crucial part of this operation – it’s something that needs to be done quickly, but thoroughly, using a system that both benefits our employees and suppliers, plus works well with our existing technology. For us, Zellis ticks all of the right boxes.” 

Lisa Lee, General Manager, Background Checks at Zellis, commented: “We are thrilled to partner with Yodel to provide a background checking solution. Our aim is always to provide our customers with solutions that aren’t just out-of-the-box, but meet their specific business needs through a combination of great technology and excellent service. With a regulatory framework and an employment environment that are increasing in complexity, it’s more important than ever for organisations to have a reliable background checking process in place.” 

With over 50 years’ experience, Zellis is one of the UK and Ireland’s largest providers of payroll and HR solutions, which include cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software, fully managed payroll and HR services, background checking, benefits, reward and recognition.